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wanderlust inspirations


Welcome to day 5 of the Papertrey Ink July release countdown. Today is a group post day and we are all sharing some wanderlust inspiration with my new Traveler's Journal collection and the new What the Doodle: Map stamp set.

All of the new stamp sets and products that I am sharing today will be available to purchase on July 15th, 10PM ET, at Papertrey Ink.

I have been rolling this Traveler's Journal concept around in my head for a while now and I am thrilled to see it all come to fruition. Today, I am going to share some more layouts for a third notebook, how to assemble the notebooks, the outer cover to house the notebooks, and some sweet little cards created with the Traveler's Journal collection as well as the new What the Doodle: Map set. There's so much to share!


Traveler's Journal Pages are a package of unassembled journal blanks that will be available to order from Papertrey Ink. That is what I have been using to assemble the little books. You will receive enough to create three books in a package and I have a video tutorial just a bit further down in this post on how to bind the books together.

Here's what the third notebook that I created has inside of it...


I added the envelope that I shared on the first day of the countdown to the inside cover and then opposite of that I added an embossed What the Doodle map image on one of the papers from the Traveler's Journal paper collection.


I had some fun featuring some of the food that we enjoyed while we were out in Maine. I am not normally a person who regularly shares food pictures, but what we sampled there was just too good not to share! There are seafood options at home in Minnesota, but fresh seafood is just that much better - and we ate a lot of it!


Another spread sharing more of our food adventures. I used a tag that I shared on the first day of the countdown. I know this is something I am going to remember to do again when I have a mini album or notebooks that I am putting together. Pre-made embellishments are just the best.


And one more spread featuring a blueberry tart from a bakery we stumbled upon. I know that I am going to love going back to these little notebooks to see the pictures and read the journaling from this trip.


So now I have three notebooks all put together. Watch the video tutorial below to learn the easy binding technique that I used to put the books together:

Once you have all of your notebooks put together, it's a good thing to have something to house all of them...


This is the Traveler's Journal: Outer Cover. I used felt (2 layers) for my cover. You could use materials like leather, vinyl, fabrics, etc. to create an outer cover for your notebooks. You will want to choose something fairly sturdy. I embellished my cover with the "adventure" word die cut and added a tag to title this book onto the elastic band with a jump ring.


It holds three notebooks perfectly. Your notebooks do not have to be finished scrapbooks. You could use your notebooks for a journal, sketchbook, or even a planner. Your notebooks that you house in the cover do not have to stay permanently together. You can change things out to suit your needs or plans for your Traveler's Journal. Or you can leave them permanently in place, it's totally up to you!


Are you wondering how to fit three notebooks into the cover and have them attached so they don't fall out? There is an elastic binding that I explain much more about in the video tutorial below:

The whole elastic binding method is just magical to me, I love how it works. And I already have ideas for putting together my next Traveler's notebook.

This sure has been a lot of information to share today. I have one more fun little project to share...


I created these sweet little cards to fit into the Traveler's Journal: Envelope. The finished envelope is 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" and so I made the little cards 3 1/4" x 3 1/4". I stamped the card bases with the map from What the Doodle: Map in Spring Moss.


On one card I added the "let's go on an adventure" sentiment from the Traveler's Journal: Adventure set and on the other a connected two die cut hearts with the swirly arrow from the What the Doodle: Map set and the sentiment from the new Keep it Simple: Missing You set.

You can see more new products being debuted today for the July release over at Nichole's blog. From there you can link up to other members of the design team who have new things to share with you today too!

Thank you so much for stopping by today and thanks so much again for all of the positive feedback that you all have been sharing for my new Traveler's Journal collection. I am looking forward to seeing what is created with it!


All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless noted

Trip to Maine Traveler's Journal

stamps: Traveler's Journal: Adventure, Traveler's Journal: Typed Notes, What the Doodle: Map

ink: True Black, Classic Kraft, Spring Moss, Spring Rain, Versamark (Tsukineko)

cardstock: white, kraft, Traveler's Journal paper collection, Traveler's Journal pages

other: Traveler's Journal: Envelope dies, Traveler's Journal: Outer Cover dies, United States: ME die, Classic Kraft felt, Spring Moss felt, Vintage Cream felt, Rustic Cream button twine, Traveler's Journal black elastic cord bulldog clips (craft store), 1" & 1/2" circle punches (EK Success), eyelets (Recollections)

Small Adventure & Missing You Cards

size: 3 1/4" x 3 1/4"

stamps: What the Doodle: Map, Traveler's Journal: Adventure

ink: True Black, Spring Moss

cardstock: white, kraft, Traveler's Journal paper collection

other: Traveler's Journal: Envelope dies, Rustic Cream button twine, eyelets (Recollections)